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Netsparker: Your Best Alternative to OWASP Zap

Netsparker is a fully automated, easy to use and accurate web application security solution that can identify vulnerabilities in any type of web application and web service, making it the perect OWASP Zap alternative.

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Troy Hunt
I’ve long been an advocate of Netsparker because I believe it’s the easiest on-demand, do it yourself dynamic security analysis tool.
Troy HuntMicrosoft Regional Director & MVP, Founder of Have I Been Pwned, Leading Security Researcher

Apart from access control, rock solid session management, and not using components with known vulnerabilities, as a security professional you also need to identify and fix the security vulnerabilities your web applications have. Software security is a must!

In order to identify common web application security vulnerabilities like SQL Injection, Cross-site scripting (XSS), Command Injection, and others featured on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 list, most IT teams understand how crucial it is that they employ an automated web security tool to help identify known vulnerabilities. For one thing, guarding against sensitive data exposure is important in today's business environment, so having a robust application security testing tools at your disposal is a key partner in this endeavor.

Netsparker's web application security scanner is an ideal starting point for building your security program, to ensure that you do not find yourself in the camp of those with insufficient attack protection. Available as a Windows desktop application or as a Cloud based online service, our security scanner is different from the rest.

For starters, it uses our unique Proof-based Scanning™ technology to ensure that there are no false positives. Netsparker does this by providing you with a proof of exploit report and confirmation of vulnerabilities identified. This sets us apart from the competition.

Yes, there are many web application security testing tools that can provide IT solutions. But when compared to Netsparker, others, such as OWASP Zap (Open Source Zed Attack Proxy) do not even compete.

Consistent and High-Quality Customer Support

While an open source web application security scanner like OWASP Zap provides users with options to try software and applications with low entry barriers, there isn't a consistent delivery of service, which is a risk you want to avoid. OWASP Zap users report a lack of up-to-date documentation when they are looking for answers or to troubleshoot problems, and non existing product support. But in contrast, Netsparker offers extensive product documentation and solid support to address any issues that may arise with its application via phone and online support.

Advanced Security Testing

When measured against Netsparker, it is easy to see that a tool like OWASP Zap is not nearly as advanced and thorough. Though Netsparker's user interface is clearly uncluttered, behind-the-scenes, it features advanced vulnerability assessment technology that can crawl deep into any type of web application, tests thousands of different attack vectors and pinpoint security flaws that malicious hackers can exploit. OWASP Zap doesn't offer the advanced level of security testing that Netsparker brings to the table.

No False Positives

Further, in an independent web vulnerability scanners comparison, Netsparker was the only scanner that identified all vulnerabilities and did not report any false positives. Netsparker does so by automatically exploiting the identified vulnerabilities in a safe and read only way. Once it exploits them it also highlights the impact of the exploited vulnerability. For example in case of a SQL Injection vulnerability, the scanner includes the data it managed to extract from the web application by exploiting the vulnerability.

This confirms the breadth of of our vulnerability coverage and detection accuracy.

Scanning for a Broader Range of Vulnerabilities

As a website owner you need to find all possible security vulnerabilities, regardless if your site is running on HTTPS or not. You should scan your website for more than just the vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP Top 10 list, because the attacker only needs one vulnerability to exploit to create a havoc.

To address this, Netsparker developed Netsparker Hawk, a vulnerability testing platform our solutions use to identify even the most complex of vulnerabilities, such as Out-of-Band SQL Injection, Blind Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) and other out-of-band and async security vulnerabilities.

Scan any type of Web Application and Web API

Netsparker's exclusive and precise crawling technology crawls any type of modern and custom built web application, including HTML 5, Web 2.0 application and Single Page Applications (SPA), regardless if it was built PHP, .NET, Ruby on Rails or JAVA.

Netsparker also scans and automatically identifies vulnerabilities in traditional web services, such as WSDL ones, and modern REST APIs. During a target scan Netsparker also acts as a web server security software: it scans the web servers, be it Apache, IIS or Nginx and highlights any security misconfigurations the server might have.

Generate OWASP Top 10 and Other Compliance Reports

Once the automated web vulnerability scan is ready you can use the reporting tool to generate any type of report. With Netsparker you can generate a detailed technical report for developers and security professionals, an executive summary for your management, and OWASP Top 10, HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance reports to check if your website adheres to the compliance regulations.

Troy Hunt
In my years as a security specialist I’ve used many different tools for DAST and Netsparker has consistently been at the forefront of both experience and results. It’s simple to use without sacrificing capability.
Scott HelmeSecurity Researcher and Entrepreneur,

You’ve invested a lot of resources into creating the best websites and web applications for your business and you want them to be secure. An antivirus or a firewall can't protect your web assets. You need special software that works with the web.

Leading-edge technology
You want the best solution for your web assets and Netsparker is the best. Netsparker's Proof-Based ScanningTM technology can prove identified vulnerabilities are real and not false positives, saving security teams hundreds of man-hours.
Automation and integration
With Netsparker, you can automate and integrate with CI/CD and other systems found in the SDLC and DevOps environment. This allows your experts to focus on what's most important and eliminate security issues at the earliest stages.
Reliability and trust
Netsparker is a solution you can trust and constantly top rated in 3rd party benchmarks. Its engine is dead accurate and gives you all the information that you need to fix security issues.

Web Scanner Comparisons

In the 2018 independent web vulnerability scanners comparison, Netsparker was the only scanner to identify all vulnerabilities and to report zero false positives.

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Detect More Vulnerabilities

When tested in third party benchmarks by security industry experts, Netsparker identified all direct impact vulnerabilities, surpassing all other solutions. Their results show Netsparker has the most advanced and dead accurate crawling & vulnerability scanning technology, and the highest web vulnerability detection rate.

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Local File Inclusion Detection (LFI)

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Unvalidated Redirect Detection

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Bruno Urban

I had the opportunity to compare external expertise reports with Netsparker ones. Netsparker was better, finding more breaches. It’s a very good product for me.


Perry Mertens

As opposed to other web application scanners, Netsparker is very easy to use. An out of the box installation can detect more vulnerabilities than any other scanner.

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Dan Fryer

We chose Netsparker because it is more tailored to web application security and has features that allow the university to augment its web application security needs.

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Save your security team hundreds of hours with Netsparker's web security scanner.

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